London, United Kingdom – Tonight, Gerard Kleisterlee, CEO of Royal Philips Electronics, has been named one of the top European business leaders of 2010. He won the Outstanding Leadership in Sustainable Practices award, and was recognized by judges as ‘visionary leadership’ and as being ‘a great, great leader in Europe.’
The annual CNBC European Business Leaders awards, presented by CNBC in partnership with the Financial Times, are based on nominations made by an independent group of CEOs from within the FT Global 500.
Mick Buckley, President and CEO, EMEA at CNBC said: “As businesses learn to adapt to the macroeconomic uncertainty that continues to pervade the global economy, the need for effective and strong leadership remains. Strong corporate leadership plays an even more critical role today, so it’s important to recognise and celebrate excellence in leadership.” He continued: “But what makes these Awards stand out is that the CEOs are nominated and judged by their peers. Today’s winners continue to prove Europe’s strength in the global economy.”
For more information about the Awards, the winners and the nominees, please visit the CNBC/EBLA website: http://www.ebla2010.com/